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<span>Tour 5: Friedrich Wilhelm II – an amorous king with a penchant for the mystical and taking refuge in his New Garden</span>

Tour 5: Friedrich Wilhelm II – an amorous king with a penchant for the mystical and taking refuge in his New Garden

Tour 5: Friedrich Wilhelm II – an amorous king with a penchant for the mystical and taking refuge in his New Garden  

Beschreibung

As a versatile freethinker and talented musician, whose cello recitations fired even the enthusiasm of Mozart, Frederick William II gladly left his tiring state and government affairs to his advisers and ministers. In accordance with his passion for art and culture, he bestowed Potsdam’s citizens with a new theatre. He was driven by Faustian curiosity and lived for pleasure, protected from curious looks behind high walls in a garden paradise created especially for him. Here he left himself completely to his sensual and spiritual passions. You can learn more about this place during a walk along the Holy Lake, which has lost none of its exclusivity from the days of the King.

The tour includes

Glienicke Bridge – Schöningen Swan Lane – Matrosenstation Kongsnäs-Einsiedelei – Quapphorn – Cecilienhof Palace – The Dutch Quarter – Orangery – The Marble Palace on the Holy Lake – The Gothic Library and the Berliner suburb.

Duration: approx. 2-3 hours

 

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